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What a cheek: Usman Khawaja's pre-game grab of Adam Zampa's butt

As the Australians prepare in Wellington for the opening cricket Test, a short video clip has emerged of some emotional scenes during the national anthem before their ODI win over the Black Caps at the Cake Tin last weekend.

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Australian opening batsman Usman Khawaja squeezes team-mate Adam Zampa's behind ahead of the ODI against the Black Caps in Wellington. (NO AUDIO)

Some of the players were getting more than a little touchy-feely as they linked arms while Advance Australia Fair was played.

Opening batsman Usman Khawaja certainly got busy calming the nerves of rookie spinner Adam Zampa.

Khawaja laughed off being caught grabbing Zampa's behind, playing it down when asked about the video on Twitter.

"hahaha oh boy. Didn't realize there were cameras filming from behind," he tweeted.

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"haha it was all consensual. Just have a joke with the debutant #playon".

Australia won that match to square the series, but lost the decider in Hamilton on Monday.

The video clip was posted on Facebook and tweeted by The Crowd Goes Wild and was certainly proving a hit on the internet.

As of Wednesday morning, the video had had more than 212,000 views. 

While some comments on Facebook drew parallels between the goings-on during the anthem and the result of the series, others believed Khawaja may have just been trying to make his teammate laugh. 

Khawaja is a member of Australia's Test squad in Wellington preparing for the first Test against New Zealand starting Friday.

stuff.co.nz, AAP

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